Great Plains Wolf


The Great Plains wolf (Canis lupus nubilus), also known as the buffalo wolf or loafer, is a severely endangered subspecies of gray wolf with a distribution that once extended throughout the Great Plains from southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan southward to northern Texas. Only 33 remain in captivity in Montana thanks to the efforts of Dr. E.H. McCleery of Kane, PA who purchased 20 from the U.S. Government. They are described as a large, light-colored wolf but with black and white varying between individual wolves, with some all white or all black. The Native Americans of North Dakota told of how only three of these wolves could bring down any sized bison.

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Also known as

This breed is also called Buffalo Wolf, Canis Lupus Nubilus, Canis Lupus Variabilis as well as Great Plains Wolf.

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